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Meng Heang Tak goes to ground

A state MP and former Greater Dandenong mayor has not responded to alleged links to an extensive ALP branchstacking operation. In its recent...

Whistle-blower slams ‘over-the-top’ shutdown

A City of Greater Dandenong whistle-blower has told a State Parliamentary inquiry that the closure of I Cook Foods by health authorities was “over-the-top”...

Slug-gate ‘deliberate’, ‘targeted’

Before she allegedly found a slug in the back corner of I Cook Foods’ factory, a Greater Dandenong environmental health inspector was hunched down...

Covid-19 testing ramps up

A drive-through Covid-19 testing station has opened in Dandenong as parts of the South East have been declared no-go zones. With the threat of a...

Call to fix fatal freeway

Drivers have called for an upgrade of a notorious section of Monash Freeway at Endeavour Hills where a motorist died on Tuesday 16 June. The...

Health Minister ‘defamed’ me: Cook

I Cook Foods director Ian Cook has accused Health Minister Jenny Mikakos of “effectively defaming” him and his company during a ‘right of reply’...

Inquest into Monash shooting begins

A knife-wielding man who was fatally shot by police on the Monash Freeway is not believed to have had a diagnosed mental health issue,...

Aquatic centres’ ‘second wave’

Greater Dandenong Council’s aquatic centres will re-open to the public from Monday, 22 June. Noble Park Aquatic Centre (NPAC) and Dandenong Oasis had been closed...

Refugees find their place

After fleeing a devastating war, a family of refugees is grateful to be able to call Australia home. Raed Hamoud Alshaar, his wife and their...

Crisis tests common values

“Welcome to Greater Dandenong, one of the most diverse cities worldwide with more than two hundred different communities of language, faith, culture and heritage.”...

IBAC to probe stack claims

Victoria’s Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) will investigate recently-aired ‘branch stacking’ allegations involving Labor MPs. As part of Operation Fortescue, IBAC will examine “serious allegations...

Crime on the way up

In a disturbing trend, Greater Dandenong’s crime rate has soared by 5.9 per cent over the 12 months ending on 31 March 2020. It is...

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SABA pioneer who dreamed big

OBITUARY YOUSEFF ‘JOE’ ABDUL GHALAINI 10.10.1935-17.6.2020 On 10 October 1935 in Beirut, a Dandenong-based pioneer of the retail industry was born. Youseff Abdul Ghalaini, who was known...